vrijdag 23 december 2016

Rabbits or parrots and a collection of old shards

For Brazilian artist Camila Sposati I am working on a very special project, making a reproduction of the image of a 16th century old shard she found while digging a hole in the ground for one of her installations, the Earth Anatomical Theater, in Bahia Brazil.
It is a 16th century shard of a Faience plate from Portugal with the image of a strange looking rabbit or, when you turn the shard, a strange looking parrot.....

Below two still lives with the 'rabbit and parrot' shard in the middle between Chinese shards (for comparison, with rabbits as well) and a shard of a Dutch early 17th century Majolica plate, all from my own archaeological shard collection. And flanked by a few of my own ceramic works.

Tuinen Mien Ruys

Mien Ruys was a famous Dutch garden designer. Her private experimental gardens are open for the public. I had the privilege to participate in a ceramic exhibition in October in these gardens in the village Dedemsvaart. 
Here are two photo's of my Dragon Emperor in the garden.

A shipping disaster (with sea monsters)

Because the fact that I have not posted anything on this blog since a few months ago, the next posts are to catch up (just before Christmas). Yes Yes there is never a good excuse, therefore a well-worn: I was a little busy with this and that.
For instance I am working on this large drawing. 
Following pictures are some details of the drawing work in progress.